Poems about Being Yourself

Always be true to yourself by being yourself! Let these poems about being yourself remind you of the uniqueness of you. Find wise words in the verse to encourage and inspire!

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  1. Be Yourself
    Poet: Catherine Pulsifer


    Be yourself
    Not someone else
    Whatever you do
    Don't pretend you're not you.

    When you try to be someone you're not
    You will fail no matter how much you got
    No matter how hard you try
    It will catch up with you by and by

    Living life and being you
    Will make things so much easier too
    As we all have strengths and weaknesses
    Focus on the strengths to bring out the greatness.



  2. You Wish
    Poet: Catherine Pulsifer


    You wish you were like someone else
    You envy all they have
    You say, "Why can't I be more like them
    Then I would be fulfilled and glad."

    But realize that God gave you
    Gifts that are unique
    And being true to only you
    Your gifts will surface too.

    Be yourself always
    Be true to your values and beliefs
    Don't try and be another
    Just be you forever!



  3. Always Be
    Poet Unknown


    Always,
    Be understanding to your enemies.
    Be loyal to your friends.
    Be strong enough to face the world each day.
    Be weak enough to know you cannot do everything alone.

    Always,
    Be generous to those who need your help.
    Be frugal with that you need yourself.
    Be wise enough to know that you do not know everything.
    Be smart enough to continue learning.

    Always,
    Be willing to share your joys.
    Be willing to share the sorrows of others.
    Be a leader when you see a path others have missed.
    Be a follower when you are shrouded by the mists of uncertainty.

    Always,
    Be first to congratulate an opponent who succeeds.
    Be last to criticize a colleague who fails.
    Be sure where your next step will fall, so that you will not tumble.
    Be sure of your final destination, by setting your goals along the way.

    Above all, always be yourself.



  4. Above all, always be yourself.


  5. The Crystal Gazer
    Poet: Sara Teasdale


    I shall gather myself into myself again,
    I shall take my scattered selves and make them one,
    I shall fuse them into a polished crystal ball
    Where I can see the moon and the flashing sun.

    I shall sit like a sibyl, hour after hour intent,
    Watching the future come and the present go -
    And the little shifting pictures of people rushing
    In tiny self-importance to and fro.



  6. The Solitary
    Poet: Sara Teasdale


    My heart has grown rich with the passing of years,
    I have less need now than when I was young
    To share myself with every comer,
    Or shape my thoughts into words with my tongue.

    It is one to me that they come or go
    If I have myself and the drive of my will,
    And strength to climb on a summer night
    And watch the stars swarm over the hill.

    Let them think I love them more than I do,
    Let them think I care, though I go alone,
    If it lifts their pride, what is it to me,
    Who am self-complete as a flower or a stone?



  7. Myself
    Poet: Edgar A. Guest


    I have to live with myself and so
    I want to be fit for myself to know.
    I want to be able as days go by,
    always to look myself straight in the eye;
    I don't want to stand with the setting sun
    and hate myself for the things I have done.

    I don't want to keep on a closet shelf
    a lot of secrets about myself
    and fool myself as I come and go
    into thinking no one else will ever know
    the kind of person I really am,
    I don't want to dress up myself in sham.

    I want to go out with my head erect
    I want to deserve all men's respect;
    but here in the struggle for fame and wealth
    I want to be able to like myself.
    I don't  want to look at myself and know
    I am bluster and bluff and empty show.

    I never can hide myself from me;
    I see what others may never see;
    I know what others may never know,
    I never can fool myself and so,
    whatever happens I want to be
    self respecting and conscience free.



  8. A Creed
    Poet: Unknown


    I believe that God created me to be happy, to enjoy the blessings of life,
    to be useful to my fellow-beings, and an honor to my country.

    I believe that the trials which beset me today are
    but the fiery tests by which my character is strengthened,
    ennobled and made worthy to enjoy the higher things
    of life, which I believe are in store for me.

    I believe that my soul is too grand to be crushed by defeat;
    I will rise above it.

    I believe that I am the architect of my own fate;
    therefore, I will be master of circumstances and surroundings, not their slave.

    I will not yield to discouragements,
    I will trample them under foot and make them serve as stepping-stones to success.
    I will conquer my obstacles and turn them into opportunities.

    My failures of today will help to guide me on to victory on the morrow.
    The morrow will bring new strength, new hopes,
    new opportunities and new beginnings.
    I will be ready to meet it with a brave heart,
    a calm mind and an undaunted spirit.

    In all things I will do my best, and leave the rest to the Infinite.
    I will not waste my mental energies by useless worry.
    I will learn to dominate my restless thoughts
    and look on the bright side of things.


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